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1001 MATCHES: ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

(by PHIL RIPPA) Settle in for another round of crazy Rippa methodology. All the matches feature someone who was named Rookie of the Year by either the Wrestling Observer Newsletter or Pro Wrestling Illustrated. I used both just to provide some variety in the names. The WON provided more international names. PWI brought the wackadoo. […]

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DVDVR 5 OFF: NXT TV (May 1, 2013) and Austin/Angle

(by PHIL RIPPA) THOUGHTS ABOUT NXT (05/01/13) For a brief shining moment, I was doing retro NXT workrate reports. The idea was that, starting in September 2013, I would watch from the beginning of 2013 and do workrate reports for them. I was reminded of them, recently, when I uploaded them onto the main DVDVR […]

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DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVIEW – ISSUE #10

JEFF JARRETT! DEAN MALENKO! STEVE AUSTIN! and other things I watched for the mountain of tape to arrive! Howdy! Welcome to Death Valley Driver Video Review #10! I finished the last match of the last mountain of tapes I got, which means a little down time between deliveries. I gotta a bunch coming in soon, […]

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DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVIEW – ISSUE #167

WELCOME TO DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVIEW #167! (The cover to the beloved DVDVR 167 is by the lovely and talented Bay Area artist Andrea Schneider.) EXCUSES FOR THIS BEING SO LATE: I could explain why it’s been like eight months between DVDVRs but I thought it would be fun to put all my excuses […]

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DVDVR 2 OFF: Royal Rumble 1999

(by PHIL RIPPA) Another from the “We Will Pay To Make Rippa Feel Pain” category as this time Chris St. Clair (CSC) chose this abortion of a show. (Pretty sure it was again because the New York Giants won a game. Lord did they really bone me all season long.) WWF ROYAL RUMBLE 1999 (01/24/99) […]

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DVDVR 1 OFF: Survivor Series 1996

(by PHIL RIPPA) As a reminder – I am a whore so people will send money for me to review things and I will review them. The trend has seemed to skew towards terrible WWE related PPVs (except for the constant pestering about Heroes of Wrestling which Dean thankfully reviewed years ago). So I have […]

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1001 MATCHES – WrestleMania

(by PHIL RIPPA) Simple yet appropriate theme to throw out today on the day of another Mania. I have mentioned previously that we tended to not do a lot from WrestleMania just because it usually is the one time a year even the most lapsed fan will pay attention. It is wrestling Easter. Just for […]

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On The Road: WWF 3/16/96

WWF House Show – 3/16/96, Landover, MD Note from Rippa – This might be the very first thing I ever wrote about wrestling (and posted on RSPW). I want to throw myself off a cliff. Hi, myself and fellow lurkers Phil Schneider and Jeremy Malin went to the WWF card at the USAir Arena. Hey, […]